Richard Ballo is from Waltham, Massachusetts. He began his writing career in Waltham as a technical writer in the home remodeling field.
Later, as an at-home dad in Leominster, MA he wrote freelance articles for the newspapers in the area and started writing for magazines.
At 39, Richard was widowed.
Richard continued to write, and his memoir ‘Life without Lisa’ was published. He has now authored over 10 books and continues to write.
Richard became involved with the community including volunteering at the board level at several non-profits including Avow Hospice, Seacrest Country Day School, and Kiwanis.
Richard earned his B.S. degree in Journalism and Technical Communications from Suffolk University in 1986, and his MBA from Hodges University in Naples, FL at age 60.
After being a widower for 20 years the right woman walked into his life. Richard and Terri married in 2014. For their honeymoon, they rode their 2004 BMW motorcycle in South Dakota and Wyoming for 11 days. They saw where the buffalo roam and the deer and antelope play. They went horseback riding and dug for dinosaur bones.
Richard and Terri live a full life in Southwest Florida and enjoy their three adult children and grandchildren.